Release - Pangaea
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  • Summary: The eight-track release from London-based Kevin McAuley includes influences from UK bass, dubstep, and techno music.
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  1. Dec 3, 2012
    80
    The sound of Pangaea doing his thang, then? Yep. Ahead of the game? On this evidence, most certainly.
  2. Release definitely sees Pangaea staying ahead of the game, voyaging without hesitation into unchartered territories while keeping a foot in familiar UK bass strains.
  3. Dec 3, 2012
    77
    While Pangaea and Hessle's peers have resorted to mealy, house-music gruel (Hotflush) and thinly veiled populism (Hyperdub), Release offers willful, self-conscious antagonism of the purest variety.
  4. 70
    There's stacks to enjoy, but, for the most part, Release bares its bones and hides its heart.
  5. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    Bold and robust, these eight tracks are sure to engage any fan of the label's prior output.
  6. Dec 7, 2012
    70
    These are effective dancefloor tracks that contain secret burdens o f menace or anxiety. [Dec 2012, p.68]
  7. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    Moving into darker, deeper spaces, it whets the appetite for further occasions when McAuley will fight the urge to rein it in for the dancefloor.

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